5 Chic and Cheap Night Markets in Bangkok You Need To Check Out
Let’s say you’ve got 500 baht left in your pocket. If you decide to walk into one of the big-name shopping centers around town, you might be able to grab a nice one-dish meal and a scoop of ice cream at most. But if buying a new outfit was in your plan too, then that might be a bit too hard to work with.
However, that same 500 baht will get you all that you need to enjoy a good evening out eating and shopping if you decide to visit one of Bangkok’s chic and cheap night markets.
There’s quite a number of night markets around town that’s popular with both locals and tourists.
Our team at Siam2nite have handpicked our top 5 night markets that we think have the greatest selection of food stalls and shops for you to have a nice night out with your friends and family.
We’re sure you’ll have at least one item in your shopping bag by the end of the night.
JJ Green Market
The locals like to call this the “Cool Kids Market” because most of the shops here have such a great selection of vintage items and 2nd hand outfits that look like it can be dated back as far as the 50s!
There are also mainstream clothes on sale as well, whether they are Korean-inspired, minimal style or even sporting goods.
Other than cool clothes and cute dresses, you’ll also find shops that sell collector’s items such as dolls, toys, and valuable vintage collections as well.
After you’ve explored the market for a while, don’t forget to find a nice bar to stroll in and sip a pint of cold beer from the 2nd-floor rooftop for a break.
Parking Fee: 10 baht/hour
Neon Night Market
This new night market on the block just recently opened up in 2016 but is already making headlines with the locals as it is situated right in the shopping district of Bangkok called Pratunam. This market bearing a giant neon sign mostly sells trendy clothing items at an affordable price.
There’s also a chic salon, cute animal café, and a photo corner beautifully decorated with neon lights for Instagramers to enjoy.
Since there’s quite popular among foreigners, especially Chinese tourists, you can often find shops selling local souvenirs and even Chinese-style Mala BBQ skewers too.
- Free (30 minutes)
- 30 baht/2 hours
- 30 baht/hour after the 3rd hour
Train Night Market at Ratchada
To get to this market, simply ride the MRT to Thailand Cultural Center Station and it will be just a 5 minute walk from the exit. This is the 2nd branch of the “Night Train Market” brand.
You can always count on them filling up a huge open space with quality clothing and accessories brands fit for teenagers and young adults.
There’s a “Food Zone” on one side of the market where you can find both street food booths and spacious café and restaurants for you to rest your feet. One of the popular eats here is “Teiw Mae Klong & Leng Zaap” where long lines of locals come to find the savory pork bones in a spicy tom-yum-like broth.
There are also many bars where you can find refreshing cocktails at a wondrously low price. Parking is available at nearby shopping centers such as Esplanade, Big C, The Street, etc.
Train Night Market at Srinakarin
The original “Night Train Market” that was in Chatuchak moved to this location in Srinakarin. The same concept from back in the days remains that this is a down-to-earth vintage-style market.
There’s a warehouse zone that houses multiple goodies shop and laid-back café and restaurants that are so creatively decorated that it is hard to resist snapping a picture.
Other than that there’s also a vintage barbershop, street-art supplies store, and tattoo parlors as well.
Parking fee: 40 baht/car
Liab Duan Ramintra Night Market
This market is the textbook definition of an “outdoor market” because almost all the vendors display their products on the floor. No tents, no roofs, just the pure feeling of a friendly store owner that wants to sell you quality products and an affordable price.
The products on display range from clothes and accessories all the way to piercings and pets. There’s also a cascade of good street eats food trucks, and roofed up restaurants in case the rain makes its way down.
Parking fee: 10 baht/car